Chittagong, 22 March, 2010: His Excellency Einar Hebogård Jensen, the Ambassador, Royal Danish embassy in Bangladesh visited Western Marine Shipyard Ltd in Chittagong today (Monday, 22 March 2010). He came to the yard as a pre-visit for the upcoming Goodwill visit of Danish Development Minister in Western Marine next month.
During the visit the Ambassador said that he had visited this yard in 2008 & today he is impressed to see so many changes & development in this yard at a short time. He was also very pleased to see the number of employees working in Western Marine who got their training from Denmark in various fields, through Business to Business Project under the Danish Embassy. The Managing Director of Western Marine, Mr. Sakhawat Hossain said that after the disastrous global financial crisis the Danish shipbuilding project Stella got delayed, but it has been restarted now upon collaboration of Stella (Danish ship buyer) & Western Marine (Bangladeshi shipbuilder), forming a new company Stella BD in January 2010.
The Ambassador has also visited KAFCO & Sea Resources Ltd, a private company specialized in fishing equipments during his one day trip to Chittagong.